NEW SITE VISIT DATE ADDED: Saturday June 7, 11-6pm

DEADLINE: June 13, 2014 


The In Practice program offers artists curatorial and financial support to create new work for exhibition at SculptureCenter. We invite artists to submit proposals for new projects to be presented in early 2015. Artists selected for the In Practice exhibition will receive a $250 honoraria and a maximum of $1500 in production support. The level of production support will depend on the scope of accepted works and available funding.

SculptureCenter is a not-for-profit arts institution that takes the history and legacy of sculpture as a framework from which to consider the diverse activity taking place in the field of contemporary art, SculptureCenter’s program encourages artists and audiences to explore the possibilities of sculpture and the multifarious ways in which sculpture is developing and connecting to other forms of expression. Past In Practice participants include: Michele Abeles, Fia Backström, A. K. Burns, Michael DeLucia, Aleksandra Domanovic, Amy Granat, Joanna Malinowska, Justin Matherly, Virginia Overton, Marlo Pascual, Xaviera Simmons, Valerie Snobeck, Agathe Snow, Josh Smith, and Erik Wysocan.

SculptureCenter seeks proposals that offer new ways of considering sculpture or furthering the understanding of the discipline and how it can intersect with other mediums. Artist proposals will be reviewed relative to the following criteria:
– Quality of the proposal and prior work
– Responsiveness in regards to the specific context of SculptureCenter
– Feasibility of the project

All lower-level exhibition spaces, the building exterior, the website, and projects outside of the confines of the building are available for In Practice proposals. Artists are encouraged to experiment with unconventional display and exhibition formats. Past In Practice projects have included objects, installations, performance, web-based works, institutional interventions, mobile apps, multiples, and publications. Building images and floorplans may be downloaded from our website, as well as examples of previous works presented through the program. Due to building renovations, there is no access to the lower level galleries during regular gallery hours however on Saturday May 3, 2014 the space will be open for site visits. There are no geographic eligibility requirements, but the budget does not provide for travel or accommodation costs.

SculptureCenter curatorial staff and a select advisory committee of artists, curators, and critics will conduct a preliminary review of proposals. A limited number of artists will be contacted for further information and/or studio visits during the fall. Submitting artists will be notified by email by Fall 2014. No calls please.

IMPORTANT: Your application must be submitted through our website by 11:59pm on June 13, 2014. We strongly recommend that the application be completed online several days in advance of the deadline, as we anticipate high volume on our server on the night of June 13th.

Questions? Please read the FAQ below! If you feel you have a question that is not addressed, email us

View the Open Call as a PDF here.

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